Meet the Team

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Executive Director

Mr. Brossy is a citizen of the Navajo Nation with experience as a management consultant for tribal governments and tribally-owned businesses as well as a Native American policy advocate. As a management consultant, Mr. Brossy focused financial and accounting advisory work on behalf of Native American tribal governments and tribally-owned enterprises. Mr. Brossy most recently served as a Senior Associate with Upper Mohawk, Inc. a Native-owned federal contractor. He has worked on several engagements on behalf of tribal governments, tribally-owned enterprises, large national not-for-profit Native American advocacy organizations, and the federal government. Mr. Brossy has significant experience conducting financial deal due diligence, strategic planning, business strategy optimization and accounting for tribal governments, budgets and enterprises. Prior to work in the private sector, Mr. Brossy worked at the National Congress of American Indians advancing economic development policy. He worked on tribal bond issuance and tax parity and gaming legislation among other issues. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University where he studied economics, statistics and public policy. He earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School where he studied business and government policy. He is To’aheedliinii, grew up on the reservation, and is a graduate of Red Mesa High School.

Deputy Executive Director

After working with us for two years as a government and legislative affairs associate, Perry Riggs is the deputy executive director. 

Perry is Navajo from Leupp, Arizona. He is Kinyaa’aanii (Towering House), born for Naakai Dine’e (Mexican Clan). His maternal grandfathers are Tl’aashchi’i (Red Bottom People) and his paternal grandfathers are Tl’izilani (Many Goats). Perry has been a licensed attorney for 17 years previously working with Gila River Indian Community, the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community and in private practice on Navajo. Perry has a J.D., MBA and a bachelor’s in electrical engineering all from Arizona State University.

Communication Director

Jared is a proud citizen of the Navajo Nation. He was raised in Naschitti, N.M. Jared's clan is Tł’ááshchí’í (Red Bottom People) and born for Táchii’nii (Red-Running-Into-The-Water) and his maternal grandfathers are Tábąąhá (Water's Edge) and his paternal grandfathers are Dziłtł’ahnii (Mountain Cove). 

Jared has more than 14 years of experience in public relations, advocacy, event planning and event production. He currently serves as the communications director at the Navajo Nation Washinton Office and handles the international affairs and sacred places portfolio. Jared was part of the Navajo Nation delegation that successfully repatriated seven sacred Navajo masks that were up for auction in Paris France. 

Jared holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the Colorado College.

Government and Legislative Affairs Associate
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Tamera Begay is a government and legislative affairs associate for the Navajo Nation Washington Office. Tamera is from Crownpoint, N.M. and her clans are Áshįįhí (Salt Clan), born for Naałání (Plains People). Her maternal grandfathers are Kinyaa"áanii (Towering House) and her paternal grandfathers are Bilagáana (Anglo). She was a legal fellow at the National Congress of American Indians, working on VAWA, Juvenile Justice, TLOA, and the ICWA.Tamera will be working on Public Safety, VAWA, and Taxation. She was a legal fellow at the National Congress of American Indians, working on VAWA, Juvenile Justice, TLOA, and the ICWA. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with a J.D. and certificate in Indigenous Law and Policy. She is a citizen of the Navajo.

Government and Legislative Affairs Associate

Heidi Todacheene is from Farmington, N.M. and her clans are Bilagáana (Anglo), born for Táchii’nii (Red-Running-Into-The-Water) and her maternal grandfathers are Bilagáana and her paternal grandfathers are Honágháahnii (One-walks-around clan).

Previously, Todacheene earned her J.D. and Law of Indigenous People Certificate from the University of New Mexico School of Law. She graduated with Honors for her implementation of traditional peacemaking mediations and appellate work at the Southwest Indian Law Clinic (SILC).

She was selected by the Udall Foundation as a Congressional Intern at the U.S. Department of Justice where she clerked at the Office of Tribal Justice.

After obtaining her J.D., she worked with Tribal and Pueblo communities as an Advanced Management Analyst at the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department in Santa Fe before becoming an Associate Attorney at a civil law firm in Albuquerque. Todacheene currently serves as an Assistant Judge for the Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals. Her portfolio includes Health and Education for the Navajo Nation. 

Government and Legislative Affairs Associate

Natasha John is a government and legislative affairs associate at the Navajo Nation Washington Office. She is from Stillwater, Oklahoma and is a member of the Navajo Nation. Her clans are Bilagáana, born for Tł’ááshchí’í. She gained dual Bachelors of Arts degrees in Global Studies and Joint History/Political Science from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and her Masters of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. She comes to NNWO from the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Her portfolio with includes infrastructure, telecommunications, economic development and taxation.